E. Kay Fuller - Attorney at Law

Kay Fuller is a Shareholder at Martin & Seibert, L.C. and restricts her practice to litigation and appellate matters. Miss Fuller has more than 12 years experience in complex civil litigation and has devoted a large portion of her practice to representing insurance carriers, claim employees and agents in "bad faith" claims.

Currently, she is involved in the defense of insurance carriers in claims of "bad faith" statewide and has provided coverage defense to numerous insurance carriers in the state and federal courts of West Virginia. She is presently involved in litigating the privilege rights of insurance carriers and defense counsel, the privacy rights of adjusters concerning materials contained within personnel files, as well as extraterritorial claim information of carriers facing punitive damages claims and claim handling issues relative to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

She has served as trial and appellate counsel in several insurance cases of first impression in West Virginia including:

State ex rel Allstate v. Gaughan which recognized the tripartite relationship of defense counsel and set forth guidelines for the discovery of materials in third-party "bad faith" claims.
Costello v. Allstate in which the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals addressed for the first time the application of the doctrine of reasonable expectations to insurance agents rather than insurance carriers.

Ms. Fuller has authored articles concerning insurance issues and has lectured before insurance officials, agents and practitioners in the area of bad faith, the applicability of the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act and insurance issues generally.

She is admitted to all state and federal courts in West Virginia and Virginia.

PROFILE

Location: Martinsburg
Admitted: West Virginia 1990; Virginia 1991
Joined Firm: 1990
Tel:  304.262.3209
Fax: 304.267.0731
Hometown: Morgantown, West Virginia
Education:

West Virginia University (B.S. J. Journalism 1985); West Virginia University College of Law (J.D. 1990)

E-mail: [email protected]

 

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